This year I had the honour of being the girl school captain of my school, Claremont College, for 2015.
Of all the speeches I did this year, my favourite was my Valedictory Speech in front of the students, parents and teachers. I loved writing the speech because it was a trip down memory lane, remembering all of the amazing moments my year has had in our past 7 years at Claremont.
I had a really amazing time this year with my partner, the boy school captain, Tom Findlay. We did so many amazing things together, as part of our roles we greeted guests, conducted tours around the school to prospective parents and many other things that took me out of the class room. I started each Monday at the school assembly with the acknowledgement to our country and worked a lot with my school principal, Mr Doug Thomas.
Something that I didn’t expect and that I really enjoyed about my role, was many parents would regularly speak to me and that meant I was able to get to know many of the parents.
For me, the best thing were the speeches. I made many speeches on many different occasions, whether it be at the Mother’s Day breakfast or the Anzac Day Service. I’m lucky that I now have more experience speaking.
I am so grateful for all the opportunities that I have had this year at Claremont College. I really loved my school and the school community. Over the past 7 years I have had an amazing experience and now I am ready for high school.
I did a test to see which Microsoft Surface keyboard is better, the ‘Touch’ or the ‘Type’. I put the two Surface keyboards up for the ultimate words per minute (wpm) battle. The result was very clear. I had much more experience with the Touch that came with the Surface, although I felt the Type was easier to use. Keep reading to find out the winner.
I make a lot of desserts. I want to tell you about the best one I have made so far.
Tuesday night, 7pm. I thought I didn’t have enough time to make dinner but I certainly had enough time to make dessert! I decided I would make something that I had the ingredients for, or at least most of them. I scanned the recipe ingredients quickly and swapped Violet Crumble with Chopped Honeycomb. Continue reading →
This term at school we had to do our Year 5 assignment about rainforests for our Guided Inquiry Project. I did a lot of research on rainforests and I learnt many new facts.
I also did a video and I had a lot of fun making it. I went to Tree Top Adventure Park, which is in Ourimbah State Forest, just north of Sydney. It was such a fun day going there and I got to use my GoPro for something useful. Continue reading →
I was looking for a simple way to play music all around my house. Our house has an amplifier and we have the new XBox One and the Apple TV. I knew both devices could play music and I was curious to see which device would be the easiest to play on our home amp.
I first tried the combination of Microsoft’s Surface 2 and the Xbox One. Then I tried Apple’s iPad with the Apple TV. Continue reading →
It has been an exciting journey on Khan Academy earning my first 50,000 points.
I am 9 years old and about to turn 10 and I have been using Khan Academy in my spare time. I find it an amazing program and I have learnt so much about maths, computer programming and many other cool, interesting topics. Continue reading →
A few of us in year 4 were selected to do Extension Literacy. Although I knew this meant extra work for my weekends, I was excited because I was finally able to use Edmodo, which is like Facebook but for students and teachers. I had seen my big sister Eve using Edmodo last year and I thought it looked pretty cool.
Below you will see my “Asia and Australia” assignment and some parts were really hard! The bit I really liked was discovering how to use Google Maps. You can create your own personal map with pins on different places. Continue reading →